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DOJ Announces First Criminal Charges Against a Distributor in the Fight Against Opioids

USA - May 1 2019 Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice took an important step in the fight against opioid abuse, announcing the first criminal charges against a...

Christopher W. James, Jennifer S. Freel.

DOJ is “Swinging for the Fences” in Expanding Traditional Industry Focus

USA - March 5 2019 The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) typically stick to a game plan when it comes to the Foreign Corrupt...

Amy Lamoureux Riella.

One Step too Far? The Chamber of Commerce Argues the DOJ Wrongly Used the Wire Fraud Statute to Combat Spoofing

USA - February 20 2019 Earlier this month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed an amicus brief in an Illinois district court, arguing that the Department of Justice (“DOJ”)...

Jennifer S. Freel.

Tour de Fraud? Lance Armstrong Settles FCA Claims Related to Doping Scandal

USA - April 20 2018 On April 19, 2018, former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong announced that he and the government reached a $5 million agreement to settle...

Escobar The Sequel? Perhaps Coming Soon to SCOTUS

USA - April 19 2018 On April 16, 2018, the Supreme Court called for the views of the Solicitor General (or “CVSG”) as to whether it should review the Ninth Circuit’s...

John P. Elwood, Craig D. Margolis, Kathleen C. Cooperstein.